ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Green Revolution and Agrarian Conflict

T K Oommen The prevailing explanation of agrarian conflicts and unrest in (he countryside may be summarised as follows: The strategy of agricultural development adopted so far has been mainly production-oriented and the problem of distributive justice has remained unattended to; the fruits of the 'green revolution9 are pocketed mainly by the rich and prosperous farmers and the disparity between them and the have- nots, particularly landless labourers, has increased; the increased disparity has led to a sense of deprivation among the weaker and poorer agrarian classes and their frustrations are manifest in agrarian tensions, occasionally leading to eruption and violence.

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